Just like the data storage principle of harddrive, photos and videos taken by your Galaxy or got via a device are stored in phone’s SD card. As you eliminate images or format your mobile, those removed pics or videos are not be erased really, they’re just still here, in another type that is unseen and hard to get at. This place they originally occupied is going to be noted as blank area and wait for new data taking in. So, once you misplaced images from your Samsung Galaxy by careless, first of all you must do is avoiding to use your device to receive or capture new photos to prevent the removed photos from getting over-written by the new ones. Find a professional data retrieval program for the Android cellphone to restore these types of lost photos right away.
You could have a try with my professional recommendation: Wondershare Dr.fone for Android (Windows), which features with full capability retrieve misplaced or removed pics, videos, music, text messaging, contacts and even more from Android based cellphones and tablets. By it, you could get back what you want from Samsung Galaxy without taking out the SD card from your device. It will perform a deeply scan on both your cell phone’s internal memory and exterior storage drive.
For Mac users, we recommend Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac, by it you can not only restore images, audio and video files from your Android device, but can recover them from Mac computer, digital camera and other handset storage devices.
detailed step to get back misplaced images/videos on Samsung Galaxy (Windows)
At first, Download, install and run the Data recovery on the pc. Connect your Android device to the computer.
Step 1: Enable USB debugging
If the phone can be detected by the program, you can straight skip to the next step. If not, you need to enable USB debugging on the Samsung phone firstly.
There are 3 different methods to complete the work for different Android system following:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click on “Applications” < Click “Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Hit “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Click on “About Phone” < Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click on “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
Step 2: Analyze and scan your Device
After the mobile being detected by the software successfully, please press tab “Start” to start the files analysis. Finish analyzing, move to your mobile and click “Allow”, as well, hit the “Start” tab in the pc again. So you can go to the step 3 .
Notice: The “Allow” button occasionally will appear more than once, click on it unless it disappears. Do not be panic if this occurs on your phone.
Step 3: Get back deleted videos and photos from Samsung Galaxy
All scanned result will be organized by file types(including Text messages, Contacts, pictures, Videos). Please select gallery and video files to preview on the right windows, then press “Recover” to store them on your pc.